The dimensions of organizational commitment

Aviad Bar-Haim, Gerald S. Berman

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The dimensionality of the concept organizational commitment, formulated by Porter, Steers, Mowday and Boulian in 1974 and later by Cook and Wall in 1980, is explored by metric and non‐metric methods among industrial workers in Israel. A distinction is established between loyalty to the employing organization and identification with and readiness to exert effort on its behalf. This is a distinction between passive and active organizational commitment, hidden in the original additive scales, that could prove useful in understanding the behavior of different populations of industrial workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-387
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1992

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  • Israel -- Economic conditions


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